EMERICA’S WILD RIDE 2007
JUNE 21 – JULY 4, 2007
PHOTOS BY SHREWGY AND JOEY TERSHAY
WILD IN THE STREETS – June 21-July 3 – Come on Tour Emerica. From Portland to San Francisco. Confirmed Emerica Team Attending: Aaron Suski, Andrew Reynolds, Austin Stephens, Braydon Szafranski, Bryan Herman, Chris Senn, Ed Templeton, Heath Kirchart, Jerry Hsu, Kevin Long, Leo Romero, Brandon Westgate and Marquis Preston… The Wild Ride kicks off on June 21, Go Skateboarding Day, in Battle Ground, Washington, and ends up at Emerica’s Wild in the Streets in San Francisco, California on July 4! Confirmed Stops…
June 21 -Battle Ground Skatepark – Battle Ground, Washington
June 22 – Exit Real World – Salem Skatepark – Salem, Oregon
June 23 – Technique – Springfield Skatepark – Eugene, Oregon
June 25 – Hot Skates – White City Skatepark – Medford, Oregon
June 28 – Good Times – Grass Valley Skatepark – Grass Valley, California
June 29 – Granite Skatepark – Sacramento, California
July 1 – Zumiez Couch Tour – The Shops at Tanforan – San Bruno, California
July 3 – Berkeley Skatepark – Berkeley, California
July 4 – Wild in the Streets – San Francisco, California.
For more info go to www.emericawildinthestreets.com and www.emericawildride.com.
For Immediate Release – July 05, 2007 – Skateboarding Wild in the Streets of San Francisco… With a Police Escort!? – No one knew exactly what to expect yesterday for Emerica’s fourth annual Wild in the Streets. In the days leading up to the event, controversy was sparked, as Emerica fielded non-stop calls from an angry San Francisco Police Chief and a dozen or so other reporters who got wind of the event. On Monday, the Mayor of San Francisco called an emergency meeting with his police force to try and figure out how to handle thousands of skateboarders who were set to hit his city in undisclosed locations. It was a recipe for disaster in their minds… just what Emerica had in mind for an event such as this – raising awareness about skateboarding! At noon yesterday, close to a thousand skateboarders charged the streets of San Francisco and not one of them got a ticket. It seems that the police realized that Wild in the Streets is just a bunch of skateboarders who simply want to do one thing, skateboard and have fun. The police did the unexpected – they gave the Emerica skate team, led by Andrew Reynolds, their very own police escort. You don’t have to read that again, you read it right the first time: a police escort! It was definitely a memorable scene: skateboarding, having a great time and then, before you knew it, police cars and motorcycle cops were in the mix, too. No one knew what was going to happen, but this time, no hassling skateboarders or writing tickets–just a police escort to the final destination of 3rd and Army! Everyone was baffled! The group took off toward 3rd and Army as if their lives depended on it, and once they reached the spot, they were greeted with a hassle-free place to skate with the Emerica team for a few hours, much needed refreshments and a large barbecue. It was a great 4th of July party – celebrating the freedom of skateboarding!
For additional information, visit www.emericaskate.com